Once Upon A Time

The readers of this website know I write historical fiction. Continuing with that tradition, here is some personal history from over a half century ago. Truly, “once upon a time.”

We were the senior class officers for Hobbs High School in Hobbs, New Mexico, in 1956. Bill Caudle shared this photo with me as part of his Christmas greetings. He and I recently reestablished communication, but I have lost track of Shirley Maness and James Watts.

How does one know this is historical? First, it’s a black and white photo. Second, we are not wearing masks. Third the hairstyles and clothing provide a great clue.

I grew up in Hobbs and attended all twelve grades in our great public school system. I’m happy to brag that the class of 1956 graduated well-educated students sixty–five years ago.

My wife, Barbara, and I have survived this terrible Corona virus pandemic successfully and look forward to a better year in 2022 for everyone. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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2 Responses to Once Upon A Time

  1. Lindsey Barker says:

    Hi Robert,

    I love the picture. Wishing you and Barbara a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Lindsey Barker
    Writing as Meg Anne Brighton

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